Posts Tagged ‘California doors’

Dan says he’s serving leftovers in today’s Thursday Doors post. I like leftovers! After visits to California and Prescott, I now have a plethora of doors as well as doors left over from previous trips. So let’s get started using some of them.

I’ve said it before and I’m obviously saying it again: I love when cities put art of otherwise drab, boring doors. Here are two examples from Redondo beach and two views of each. I guarantee they’ll brighten your day.

This morning I’m off for another meet-and-greet with fellow bloggers: Donna of Wind Kisses, Marcia of Always Write, Terri Webster Schrandt of Second Wind Leisure Perspectives, and another blogger with whom I’m not familiar. But I will be after this morning. 🙂 Enjoy Thursday!

After we leave Sweet Wheat’s wonderful breakfast/coffee/snack, the first street headed for the ocean is a lovely one and yes, the one where all the tiny buildings are in one yard. You’ll be excited to know that they have an entirely different group of buildings there now and here are the first three, although it’s off to a doggone rocky start.

Music to your eyes!

This one even has a little mailbox. I’m so curious about where they get these. Does someone who lives here makes them? I can’t imagine buying round after round, but who knows? All I need to know is that most of you enjoy seeing them, so I’m happy to share new ones!

Thursday Doors…4.28.22

Much as I love Thursday because it means it’s time for Thursday Doors, it sometimes seems that Thursday comes around more often than every seven days. Of course, it seems the same for all the other days of the week as well. But on Thursday we get to share doors, which is always fun. Today’s selection is the last from my several recent trips to California. The first is from one of the large houses along Manhattan Beach, although I like the attractive but unassuming look of this one as compared to some of the very fancy doors. Doesn’t mean the house isn’t large though. This door is along the street, not The Strand pedestrian path.

Although I understand the attraction of traveling with your own home, ala RV, I never want to drive something that big knowing that the people behind hate me or pay that much for gas. But a “tiny house” like this one could be useful, especially if the top pops up the way I think it does.

Finally, one last Manhattan door, an invisible door of the type that causes animals and small children to come to grief, possibly even the odd adult or two (not that the adult would have to be odd, but…). 🙂 I see I caught the bottom part of someone jogging by as well. Anyway, as I leave, I’ll just remind you of that famous Beach Boys song, “Wish they all could be California doors.” TTFN.

Our whirlwind trip to California to see our daughter and son-in-law before the baby arrives turned out very well. One day while the men cycled, we walked again along Manhattan Beach where over-the-top homes are the order of the day. I think I’ve photographed most of the doors and gates that are to be seen from The Strand, the walking/cycling path that goes between the homes and the beach. But this one is worth showing again (closer than previously). The “house” that goes with it is much like a villa in Italy or elsewhere, really not giving off that homey vibe. But oh, the door!

This classic was parked along the part of the path that’s in Redondo Beach. Looks like three oldsters here, but not sure if they’re all classics. 🙂

A much more modern look to this set of doors, a nicely matched set.

This edition of Thursday Doors is once again brought to you by Dan the Doorman on St. Patrick’s Day 2022. Enjoy responsibly. 🙂 Sláinte!

Today I’m going with metal gates spotted while walking near the beach. I like the design of this first one.

This one is rather formidable-looking!

Not a particularly special gate but the surroundings are lovely.

Thursday Doors 2.17.22

Walking along the path above the beach, I saw this trio of doors/gates at the bottom of a shabby chic apartment building. The building may need some love on the outside, but what price the ocean view?!!

Thanks to all of you who expressed sympathy, offered prayers, etc. on the passing of my mom. We’re thankful she went quickly and painlessly and she was ready to go. The people at the care home and the hospice staff were all wonderful. I found both solace and joy in the fact that although I was in California when she died, we were celebrating the arrival of our first grandchild (at the end of March) and the thread of life going on from her to the child. God is indeed good!

Thursday Doors 2.10.22

There’s just something about that weathered look and it looks especially right when you’re next to the Pacific Ocean.

When I saw this door, I wondered what on earth the owners were thinking. Then I saw paint patches on the walls as well, so I expect they were testing colors to see what they liked best. Made for an interesting look. 🙂

I can’t imagine what rent next to the ocean in Manhattan Beach costs! Well above my pay grade, that’s for sure.

Thursday Doors 12.2.21 (Today’s date, written in US style, reads the same backwards as forwards, a palindrome. For fun examples of written palindromes, such as the classic, “Madam, I’m Adam”, click on the highlighted link.

Here are two other palindrome-related bits of fun from

Semordnilaps (the word palindromes in reverse) are words that spell other words when spelled backwards (for example, star/rats, drawer/reward).

Aibohphobia is the palindromic term for an irrational fear of palindromes.

I think flowers and/or plants almost always enhance and I believe these examples from my recent (was that really only a week and a half ago??) trip to southern California prove my point. What do you think?

Thursday Doors 11.18.21

I’m back from another enjoyable week in southern California with daughter, son-in-law, and grandson-in-progress. 🙂 Wandering around Redondo Beach, I found a few doors to share today and they even fit with Jude’s Life in Colour theme this month: black/grey. I once again managed to visit during a week cool, mostly grey (totally unrelated to the challenge), weather, color courtesy of clouds and/or fog. Ah, well, it’s a nice change from sunshine all the time, isn’t it? Hmmmm. We can’t decide whether I bring the weather or they ask for it to discourage my visits. 🙂 I did manage to indulge in some amazing mochas and French pastries, so that may have made up for the weather. But the company was what I went for and that was as wonderful as ever. Now without further ado, on to the doors.

For all veterans in the U.S., happy Veteran’s Day and thank you for your service, past or present! ❤

Today I have for you three random southern California doors, each with its own distinct attraction: the first texture, the second color and pizazz, the final some metalwork to delight Dan as well as other door aficionados. So without further ado, let’s go on our doorway, make some doorstops, and enjoy the doorpost because it’s hard to beat good old outdoorsmanship, especially when the sun’s out!

Our doorman-in-chief is rarely doormant with the exception of a few weeks here and there. Dan, thanks for being such a good ambassadoor for doors around the world! I’d say we adoor you, but I don’t want to overdo it. 🙂 Besides, The Edidoor might not appreciate it.

Thursday Doors 10.27.21